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IMCA safety flashes disseminate important information on incidents and potential hazards and the lessons learnt from them that can help prevent incidents occurring elsewhere in the industry.

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MSF – two recent dropped object incidents

The Marine Safety Forum has published safety alerts on two recent dropped object incidents, both of which have learning value for IMCA members.  Incident 1: What happened A breakaway coupling […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/23





Finger injury during lifting operations

What happened With a vessel alongside, crew were using the vessel crane to move a pallet of cylinders (part of the vessel’s hydraulic system) from one deck to another. This […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 17/23




BSEE: A warning on tagline entanglement 

What happened The United States Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has published Safety Alert 461 relating to recent tagline entanglements which have resulted in several High Potential near […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 15/23



Hand injury while using manual torque tool

What happened? A deck engineer was torquing Grayloc clamp bolts connecting the gooseneck connector onto the second end of a flexible, using a manual torque wrench with a force multiplier […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 13/23

Hand injury in medical airlock

What happened An LST (Life Support Technician) suffered a finger injury whilst operating the medical airlock (“Med-lock”) on a dive chamber.  The LST (Life Support Technician) was closing the Med-lock […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 13/23


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